March 11 2020 09:08 AM

American Dairy Association North East Offers Awards to Highlight Local Dairy Farms’ Innovative Practices

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Applications are being accepted through March 31, for American Dairy Association North East’s 2020 Dairying for Tomorrow awards to recognize farmers’ passion for dairying and those who use exemplary practices in three categories: animal care, community outreach and environmental stewardship. The program highlights farms that will help lead the industry into the future.

The overall winners and honorable mentions in each category will receive a farm photo shoot. Photos will be made available to winners and will be used by ADA North East in social media campaigns and educational projects. Additionally, to help demonstrate the impact dairy farmers have on their local communities, overall winners in each category will have a donation (valued at $1,000) made in their name to an ADA North East retail or school initiative to drive dairy sales and develop young consumers’ enjoyment of dairy.

Awards will be presented during the dairy awards breakfast at the New York State Fair, the ADA North East dairy farmer luncheon at Ag Progress Day in Pennsylvania, or the dairy show at the Maryland State Fair, depending on the location of the recognized farms. Winners will be notified in advance and invited to attend the award presentation.

Applications will be accepted until March 31 and are available at under “For Farmers.” Contact Beth Meyer, at, for more information.

2019 winners:

Animal Care

Winner: Misty Meadow Farm, Smithsburg, Maryland

Honorable Mention: A Joy Swiss, Athens, Pennsylvania

Community Outreach

Winner: King Brothers Dairy, Schuylerville, New York

Honorable Mention: Fawn View Manor, Pylesville, Maryland

Environmental Stewardship

Winner: Red Sunset Farm, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania

Honorable Mention: Wagner Farms, Poestenkill, New York

About American Dairy Association North East

American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit, or call 315.472.6143.